Coaches Guide to Sport Psychology

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Human Kinetics Publishers, 1987 - Sports & Recreation - 195 pages
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An essential part of any coaching curriculum, Coaches Guide to Sport Psychologyhelps students understand the key concepts of sport psychology and develop the psychological skills they need to be effective coaches. Renowned sport psychologist Rainer Martens shows them how to formulate a coaching philosophy and sharpen their leadership and communication skills.

Numerous examples, checklists, and self-evaluation forms show students how to teach such important skills as:

-Psychic energy management

-Stress management

-Attentional skills


-Goal setting
Complete with guidelines for implementing a psychological skills training program, the Coaches Guide to Sport Psychologyis ideal for coaching majors and for courses and workshops in applied sport psychology.

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About the author (1987)

A pioneer in sport psychology, Rainer Martens, PhD, has taught physical education and sport psychology courses, conducted research, and worked with sport teams for over 20 years. His knowledge and experiences comes to light in the Psychological Skills Training Program presented in this book.

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